Hostel Connect is Derry City’s Newest and Largest Hostel. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City. The Building prior to the hostel was an old architect office for 50 years, and you will notice some architecture relics throughout the building. Before acting as an architect’soffice
Hostel Connect is Derry City’s Newest and Largest Hostel. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City. The Building prior to the hostel was an old architect office for 50 years, and you will notice some architecture relics throughout the building. Before acting as an architect’s office it was separated into terrace houses which you will hear some interesting stories about the old tenants lived there.
Hostel Connect is on the Strand Road, off the banks of the Foyle. Across the street there is a cinema and shopping centre. There is a bowling alley close by with pool tables, and we are local to all pubs, clubs and restaurants in this fabulous city. Our aim at Hostel Connect is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the craic in Derry.
City of Derry Airport- We are 15 minutes drive from this airport and we can arrange for taxi’s to meet you, it will be £12 approx back to the hostel
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Age Restriction
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Cash or Credit Cards are accepted as payment upon arrival
All taxes are included in the rates shown
Check-in from 15.00 to 22.00.
Check- out by 11am
Cancellation policy is 3 days in advance
This is a no smoking hostel
Continental Breakfast is included
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the bus station
We are about a 5-10 minute walk on foot. Just turn right coming out of the bus station and walk down the Foyle Road to the lights, cross Shipquay Street and walk in front of the Guildhall (the building with the big clock, you should have the Guildhall on your right and the famous Derry Walls on your left. Keep walking across the big square and you will come to Waterloo place, keep right and follow the side walk down the Strand Road. You will eventually come to a set of lights (Great James Street), cross the street and keep walking, you will pass the Ice Wharf Bar on your right, then Tesco's and the movie theatre. Look to your left, you will see Cafe and Hostel Connect across the street. If you're unsure then ask someone, Derry folk are very friendly and glad to help point you in the right direction. There are plenty of taxis just outside the bus station as well! Simples
From the train station
Look out for the shuttle bus that will be waiting outside of the station after every train arrives. It will take you to the bus station, which is located in the city centre on Foyle street. Just get on the bus with everyone else. Its free. The train station is located 5 minutes out of the city centre on the waterside. Once at the bus station, follow the directions above or grab a cab.
From Derry City Airport
The airport is about a 20 minute drive from the city centre. Most flights are serviced by the Airporter bus service. It drops off at the Airporter Bus Terminal which is at the far end of the Strand Road situated on the edge of the city centre. The fare is £5. From Airporter bus terminal it's about a 15 minute walk to Hostel Connect, if you're up to it. Just ask the staff to point you in the right direction, but it's fairly easy and once on the Strand Road you just keep walking straight towards the City Centre. A taxi from the Airporter Terminal to the hostel will run you £2.50 - £3.
A taxi from the airport will cost around £12/13 , so for more than one person, this makes a better option.
From Belfast International Airport / Belfast City Airport
Airporter.co.uk run shuttles from both airports every 2/3 hours. It takes 90 mins from Belfast International and 120 mins fron Belfast City Airport. Fares are £18.50 single and £29.50 return.
Ulster Bus also leaves Belfast at regular intervals.
Here are the numbers to the buses-
Ulsterbus - +44 (0)2871262261
Airporter - +44 (0)2871269996
From Dublin Airport
All Dublin / Derry buses pick up and drop off at Dublin Airport. The journey takes around about 3 1/2 hours.
Located in the heart of the city centre, the hostel is on the main bus route and is only a hop, skip and jump to pretty much everything. We have several pubs only a stoneÂs throw away, numerous restaurants and eateries in any direction, a movie theatre and shopping complex across the street, a 24 hr convenience store 2 minutes away, as well as a chemist/drug store and barber shop below us.